Gina Wilkinson Prize Launches Fall Campaign
- Fundraising campaign to double annual prize money and grow fund
- Call for 2022 nominations now open
Toronto, October 1, 2021 – After celebrating its 10th year, the reimagined Gina Wilkinson Prize is launching a fundraising campaign to double the recipient amount and grow the Gina Wilkinson Prize fund.
While over half of the $100,000 fundraising goal has been reached, your help is still needed! If you are able to give at this time to help us reach our goal by March 10th, 2022, any contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!
- The Gina Wilkinson Prize Committee
- a written document
- or one of the following to a maximum of 5 minutes: video vignette, photos, mixed media, movement piece or other, to share with us.
- How is your artistic practice/leadership creating new models of working and storytelling?
- How do your values inform your practice/leadership and how does your work embody them?
- How does your practice/leadership serve your community(-ies)?
- What is your vision for the future of theatre art?
- What is your hope for future generations of theatre artists?
About the Prize
Gina's Prize honours a woman-identifying theatre artist/leader who is exploring new models of storytelling in the diverse theatre communities in what is now known as Canada. The Prize pays tribute to Gina Wilkinson, who passed away in 2010, and whose dedication, vision and indomitable spirit imbued her work and her life.
Gina’s interdisciplinary artistry as a dancer, visual artist, actor, playwright and director established herself as a daring, strong, inventive leader and collaborator in the Canadian theatre. She believed in the necessity of fun in the rehearsal hall, on and off stage, and in all aspects of one’s life. In the spirit of Gina's appetite for life, the Prize of $10,000 is a gift to be used in any way the recipient chooses.
Gina’s Prize honours artists who work across Turtle Island on both treaty and unceded territories. Through this prize, we look to acknowledge and amplify their relationship to the land they live on and the communities they serve.
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